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A Place in the Sun Film Summary & Analysis

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A Place in the Sun is one of America's most important social dramas. Star performances are given by an amazing cast who make this a memorable and well-loved film. Director/producer George Stevens is one of the greats in the industry, and A Place in the Sun is one of his best-known and most popular films.

A Place in the Sun is based on Theodore Dreiser's novel, An American Tragedy. Both are based on the true story of Chester Gillette, who murdered his pregnant girlfriend, Grace Brown, in 1906. Gillette was executed two years later, and according to legend, Brown haunts her old home in upstate New York. Dreiser recorded the story in his novel in 1925.

A Place in the Sun is actually a remake of an earlier 1931 film with the same name as the novel. That film was directed by Josef von Sternberg and...

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